Prosecutors think Lacey Spears poisoned her son so she could blog about it, a claim she has denied
Lacey Spears was convicted by a jury in White Plains, New York, of the murder of her five-year-old son, Garnett.
The 27-year-old woman blogged about her son’s health issues and prosecutors had said she force-fed him sodium through a feeding tube in his stomach.
According to Associated Press, Spears for years chronicled her son’s life and health issues on social media and a blog called Garnett’s Journey and prosecutors said Spears poisoned her son to get sympathy from others.
“She seemed to relish in the attention and sympathy she got from having a sick little boy,” Assistant District Attorney Doreen Lloyd said.
One of the pieces of evidence reviewed by the jury was a video showing Spears take the boy into a hospital bathroom with the connector tube. He appeared ill afterward.
Garnett was put on a feeding tube when he was 9 months old. He died Wednesday, January 14.
Defense attorneys argued instead that Spears was a caring mother and there were no eyewitnesses to any poisoning.